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September Hub Traffic

  1. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    The expectation and plan is for this to be a happy, fun thread. We shall see...

    Last year my seasonal traffic increase began the very first week of September, but Labor Day was September 1st. This year the starting line is September 7th.

    For those of us with non-summer-specific hubs, the weekly traffic increases should continue through the end of November. Those of us without product-specific hubs will see a drop in December. Then the real party begins in January.

    For me, that's been the usual pattern. If this pattern doesn't occur again this year, then the party is indeed truly over. Drum roll...

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Last September was when my hub views went down to 1/ 3 of what they were previously. I hope this September is better rather than worse.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        What with everyone being into work and school, hobby hubs might indeed suffer a temporary lull. I'm just guessing here.

    2. SmartRunner profile image72
      SmartRunnerposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Greetings to all....!!
      I wish to join this forum because I wrote my first hub three days back and needs to know about traffics.... guide me....

  2. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    It looks like Google is messing around again, http://mozcast.com/

    And since when has traffic started being lower on Mondays than Sundays? https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 15 months ago in reply to this

      That MozCast is handy. First time I've ever seen it.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Writer Fox introduced me to it.

  3. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Wednesday... Wednesday... I see that leastwise HP already has the four 60:40 AdSense ads in place for the accounts doing straight AdSense. Hope I reach payout before the competing 0:100 noshare ads show up. Gonna be iffy what with the pre Labor Day traffic still being terrible. Once I do make it, back to the HP Ad program I go.

  4. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 15 months ago

    Maybe I have something to look forward to, then. Traffic has dropped a bit last month, more or less. If I remember correctly, the Fall can be good; unless a Google update slaps us.

    1. lobobrandon profile image80
      lobobrandonposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I must be sleepy. I read your comment on the Fall can be good; unless a Google update slaps us and I thought you went crazy lol. Didn't realize you used Fall as a noun and in caps big_smile

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Lol. Honest mistake.

    2. paradigm search profile image80
      paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I can't wait for this final pre Labor Day week to be gone. I need to make some serious bucks the rest of this year.

  5. lobobrandon profile image80
    lobobrandonposted 15 months ago

    Good luck reaching payout in time. When is the new ad scheme going to be rolling out btw? I'm on the HP Ad Program right now, I reached the Adsense threshold last month or so.

    1. paradigm search profile image80
      paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks. Looking really grim so far; this is probably the last time I'll use my HP accounts to get past the AdSense finish line.

      The noshare ads are supposed to burst upon the scene come September 8th.

  6. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    I'm hoping the traffic in the next few months will inspire me to start writing hubs again.

    1. lobobrandon profile image80
      lobobrandonposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Don't you have a website of your own? I do write hubs on another account. But, that's mostly to test the waters for sub niches.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Yes, but HP Ads does so much better than AdSense.

        1. lobobrandon profile image80
          lobobrandonposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          So true there. Adsense is a disappointment relatively speaking.

  7. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Odd. Last week at the same traffic level, HP was ranked 94. This week at the same level, HP is ranked 111. I looked at the top 200 list, but didn't really notice anything.

    https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US

    I wonder what 17 sites suddenly surged ahead and how much the impending Labor Day Weekend had to do with it?

    As an example, I didn't notice a bunch of travel-related websites suddenly appearing; now that would have been logical if they had. Truly curious.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I was wondering about the rank. I was also wondering if HP's rank has fluctuated in the past and how much. In other words, I wonder if it's relatively normal or not.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        I wonder if I should wander. But then I wonder wander where? Meanwhile, I've forgotten whether HP was in the 40's or 60's way back when in the glory days. The only thing normal about the internet is that nothing is normal.

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
          Jayne Lancerposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          I seem to remember HubPages being at 46 just prior to Panda 4.1. I doubt it will recover any time soon (if ever) and am getting ready to move all my hubs to another website.

          1. paradigm search profile image80
            paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

            I'm going to see how sep-oct-nov goes before removing certain hubs.

  8. makingamark profile image74
    makingamarkposted 15 months ago

    Inteersting!

    Here's the top 100 sites  https://www.quantcast.com/top-sites

  9. makingamark profile image74
    makingamarkposted 15 months ago

    Well that's very interesting - where did all the mega newspapers go?  (Same thing happening on the UK sites)

    I think maybe some people have stopped sharing......

  10. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Well..., while "everybody" else will be spending the next three Labor Day Weekend days having fun, I'll be doing a whole bunch of involuntary business-of-living stuff. Sucks.

    Ok, violin back in closet.

    As for this week's traffic... Lousy, but better than last year's.

    I really have no idea what to expect for the next three months' traffic. Some days I feel it will be the best of times. Some days I feel it will be the worst of times. Time will tell.

  11. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Well, cr@p. I just figured out why every hub of mine is so sluggish. HP is already displaying the noshare ads 4 days sooner than they said they would. No wonder my AdSense RPM is suddenly in the commode. I gave up and switched back to HP Ads. I'm going to have to depend on my WWNN site to get me home as far as making AdSense threshold.

    1. lobobrandon profile image80
      lobobrandonposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Oh...

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Hark! The noshare ads seem to have disappeared. So I'm back to taking another shot at the AdSense finish line.

        Update: And the noshare ads are back. Oh, well. Out of desperation, I'll go ahead and leave AdSense-Only on for awhile. What a town.

  12. ilikegames profile image79
    ilikegamesposted 15 months ago

    September is usually quite quiet for me but hopefully everyone else gets some nice seasonal traffic coming there way.

    1. paradigm search profile image80
      paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      You picked a good niche. I've seen others do very well with gaming. Interesting to know that topic has a lull in September.

      1. janshares profile image87
        jansharesposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        Students back to school, maybe? Anyway, it's been slower for me, too, especially earnings. But Friday was surprisingly good. It may have been that I tweeted my book lovers article with hashtags about today's National Book Festival in DC. It was awesome, by the way.

        1. paradigm search profile image80
          paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          I wonder what adventures await us today...

  13. sparkster profile image93
    sparksterposted 15 months ago

    September is usually the worst time of the year for me for traffic to hubs. So far this month, my hub traffic seems to have dropped by 50% compared to last month (and the several months before that). It seems to be staying around that mark. Same thing last year and the year before.

    1. paradigm search profile image80
      paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Yep, definitely gonna be pathetic for all (99%?) of us this weekend, https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US As for the rest of September, I'm finding it interesting there are more differences amongst Hubbers than I originally thought.

  14. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Well, had a dynamite day out in the real world and got all sorts of business-of-living stuff done. Got home and gazed at my AdSense account, woeful it was; I can't wait for next week, critter better come through.

  15. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Well, hark! Our traffic actually went up yesterday. I hadn't expected that; was thinking we would be doomed through Monday. big_smile

    https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US

  16. Chriswillman90 profile image90
    Chriswillman90posted 15 months ago

    I was actually surprised my traffic was fairly steady and actually better than a few days ago. Of course my traffic is also pretty low overall compared to the 1000s of daily views some get.

  17. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 15 months ago

    I don't care if it goes up, down or stays the same.  It is only a few cents.  Not worth checking.

    1. WriteAngled profile image91
      WriteAngledposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Agreed!

      One click on my website is often worth a week or more of HP earnings, and I get at least one click a day. Ironically the material on that site is mainly the contents of a couple of hubs that HP killed due to "lack of engagement".

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
        Mark Ewbieposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        That's good going with just a couple of pages!

        1. WriteAngled profile image91
          WriteAngledposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          In the overall scheme of things, it is still pennies, which is why I'm not dedicating time or effort to expand the site. I must admit I was surprised though to see both views and earnings improved many times over when the content went from here onto an independent site.

    2. paradigm search profile image80
      paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Think of it as a sport. big_smile

      Meanwhile, HP traffic goes up significantly for a second day in a row. But the ranking gets another 6 points worse. Odd times indeed. My high hopes for sep-oct-nov continue.

      https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US

  18. makingamark profile image74
    makingamarkposted 15 months ago

    You can't look at it on a day to day basis - there are always ups and downs. You need to look at at least 8 weeks data and preferably more to see the ACTUAL trend

    1. paradigm search profile image80
      paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      This is true. But Labor Day Weekend is supposed to be a major demarcation point, so I'm breaking out the popcorn.

  19. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Uh, well, like, super hark? https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US

    A very auspicious beginning. Needless to say, tue-wed-thu will tell the tale...

  20. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    And another hub of mine bites the dust, i.e., unpublished and soon to be deleted; a tech hub that had become obsolete. And this concludes its memorial service.

    Meanwhile, a good traffic day, but not another dramatic increase, leastwise for me.

  21. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/qsn0b.jpg
    big_smile

  22. Chriswillman90 profile image90
    Chriswillman90posted 15 months ago

    Looks like a very temporary increase but we'll see what happens now that we're beyond Labor Day weekend.

  23. lobobrandon profile image80
    lobobrandonposted 15 months ago

    My traffic is pretty much the same. Didn't expect it to take off anyway, since they aren't seasonal topics. The only seasonal bunch is out of season right now big_smile

  24. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 15 months ago

    I was doing pretty well up until this morning, my traffic is tanked this morning - I hope it's just a fluke.  The ones that are doing well are one fairly seasonal one and the handful that get pinned all the time, otherwise things are pretty flat, but like others I am in the process of finding new homes for several of my hubs that are under performing here.

  25. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    I must say, my traffic has become extremely disappointing.

    1. lobobrandon profile image80
      lobobrandonposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Traffic is bad and CPM the worst ever. Not gonna make payout this month.

  26. Chriswillman90 profile image90
    Chriswillman90posted 15 months ago

    Looks like the rank went up quite a bit if that means anything, but yes the CPM and overall traffic isn't the greatest right now.

  27. Ibiza Style profile image80
    Ibiza Styleposted 15 months ago

    are people checking the rankings of their hubs that drive this (now missing) traffic?

    there seems to be this general consensus here that the Lord Google just giveth, and taketh away,and all we can do is wait to be smited.

    but there will be observable reasons, its just a machine, and while it is true that we cant know exactly < i > how < /i > it works, we most definitely < i > can  < /i > observe its conclusions.

    if your hub is not there any more, or has been replaced with a different hubpages candidate, then its not some animal algorithm magic, its a basic, solveable issue

  28. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    In my humble opinion, all internet traffic has been weird this week. HP traffic drops 3 days in a row, but HP's ranking improves by 17 points during the same timeframe.

    And then there's the whole weekdays versus weekend thing. Usual pattern for HP used to be weekends low and weekdays high. Now it's been the reverse for several weeks I believe.

    My popcorn stash is running low...

    1. Good Guy profile image93
      Good Guyposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Every thing is low low low for me.  My affinity with HP is also reaching the lowest level!  LOL!!!

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        My Friday-Saturday traffic also currently sucks. Rant concluded.

        I'm still maintaining some hope for the rest of the month.

  29. incomeguru profile image84
    incomeguruposted 15 months ago

    Highly disappointed to see traffic declining at alarming rate.

  30. Chriswillman90 profile image90
    Chriswillman90posted 15 months ago

    Worst traffic yet thus far. The numbers keep sliding this month.

  31. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Well, sports fans... This Labor Day week was a teeny, tiny tad lower than the week before Labor Day. I do believe this is the first year that has ever happened to me. If this coming week isn't higher, then I will have to start considering the possibility storm clouds are gathering...

  32. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/r11hn.jpg

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Or give him as much leeway as possible. :-D

    2. lobobrandon profile image80
      lobobrandonposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      This works too. You'll get on the news. Too bad you won't be around to enjoy seeing those stats go up.

  33. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 15 months ago

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12642566.jpg

  34. crb-tech-reviews profile image60
    crb-tech-reviewsposted 15 months ago

    I am new on Hubpage. I don't how to earn money from Hubpage. Here is my hubs http://crb-tech-reviews.hubpages.com

    1. makingamark profile image74
      makingamarkposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      If you want your hub reviewed you need to start a unique thread

      If you want to know how to earn money from HubPages you need to start reading the help pages.

  35. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 15 months ago

    Is something afoot? Stay tuned... http://mozcast.com/

    Meanwhile, my daily traffic total finally reached a certain round number I'd been hoping for. Hope springs eternal and I submit that we are all not doomed just yet. big_smile

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Things are looking better for me too. Nothing like the way things were before last year's September "slap", but better than it's been.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Alas, that round number lasted all of one day. Then back to sadness.

  36. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 14 months ago

    Where is my usual seasonal increase in traffic? It's just flat-out not there!

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Traffic doldrums are usually the result of bad karma of some sort. lol

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        But I open doors for ladies and everything!

  37. Chriswillman90 profile image90
    Chriswillman90posted 14 months ago

    I've been very disappointed thus far. I made progress last month but traffic is almost nonexistent for me. I never expected big numbers but I thought things would gradually improve over 8 months instead of the opposite. Oh well.

    1. makingamark profile image74
      makingamarkposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I guess it depends on:
      1) whether you've written anything people want to read or are searching for answers on
      3) whether you promote your hubs outside HubPages.

      Don't expect decent traffic unless you can answer "Yes" to both the above.

 
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